I Was Shipwrecked on the Andrea Doria! The Titanic of the 1950s–excerpt

Prologue — July 26, 1956 — “Don’t jump!” we heard the crewman beg from above. “Wait your turn for the rope! Everybody, wait your turn!” Is Patrick going to listen to an adult for the first time? I wondered in … Continue reading

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Book Review: I Was Shipwrecked on the Andrea Doria! The Titanic of the 1950s

I Was Shipwrecked on the Andrea Doria! The Titanic of the 1950s by Michael Poirier Rate this article Published on 1st April 2012 11:18 AM  Number of Views: 167 0 Comments Michael Poirier reviews a new book on the sinking … Continue reading

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Shipwreck Survivor Launches Novel at the Marine Forensics Symposium in Honor of Titanic’s 100th Anniversary

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT: Pierette Simpson 248-349-8557 Pierette at pierettesimpson.com Andrea Doria Shipwreck Survivor and Author Will Release New Novel, I Was Shipwrecked on the Andrea Doria, at International Marine Forensics Symposium Book, to be launched at Student Program, is … Continue reading

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I Was Shipwrecked on the Andrea Doria is now available!

Spring has sprung and now my new novel has sprung up on Amazon.com and Barnes and Noble.com–in both print and e-book versions! B & N is offering a 23% discount launch price of $7.72 (reg. $9.99) The official release is … Continue reading

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Why lifeboats needed redesigning!

A few weeks ago  I spoke with my friend Bill Garzke, chairman of  the national Marine forensics committee for the Society of Naval architects and Marine engineers.  The topic was the Costa Concordia. Bill said, ” we need to rethink … Continue reading

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My interview and article with the New York Times

New York Times N.Y. / Region January 17, 2012, 6:10 PM Cruise Ship Accident Stirs Thoughts of the Andrea Doria By JAMES BARRON   Associated Press The Andrea Doria after colliding with the Stockholm off the coast of Nantucket, July … Continue reading

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An event to honor the 100th anniversary of the Titanic sinking

Dear Event Planners, I trust that 2012 has begun with gusto and prosperity for you and your organization. It  has certainly been an eventful beginning for me, especially in light of the recent sea tragedy of the CostaConcordia. It appears … Continue reading

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My comment to BBC article

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-16823955 After reading your article, I’m appalled at many things: the flagrant behavior of cruise companies, flag states who refuse to comply in a timely manner to their responsibilities, Costa’s track record. As an author and world authority on the … Continue reading

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Fact or legend: the captain must be the last onboard a doomed ship

This article reveals what has been established in literature and in real life.  Worth the read  in light of the Costa Concordia tragedy. http://my.earthlink.net/article/int?guid=20120119%2F0380b49d-5517-4c5e-85ba-0e6e16811c5a As an Andrea Doria  author and survivor, I can attest,  through in-depth research  that Capt. Calamai … Continue reading

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A coward and a hero: audio between Captain Schettino and Coast Guard Officer

You have to hear this! A will soon exchange between a cowardly captain and a furious Coast Guard Officer: http://thelede.blogs.nytimes.com/2012/01/17/transcripts-of-calls-to-cruise-ship-captain-published-by-italian-media/ Transcripts of Calls to Cruise Ship Captain Published by Italian Media thelede.blogs.nytimes.com Transcripts of conversations published in the Italian media revealed … Continue reading

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